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Oct 27 2010

Weather or Not

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Peter D’Adamo, ND S everal years ago I read a book about the history of my hometown Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn is a borough of New York City –along with Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island and Queens– the last of which it shares the western most part of Long Island. In print and film, the [...]

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Oct 21 2010

Islands

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Peter D’Adamo, ND     Islands — I don’t get them. Surrounded by water, poor things. -Patrizia, in Antonioni’s L’Adventura T he quote above is from the delightful Waterfront by Phillip Lopate. The book is literary tour around Manhattan island, from the perspective of a social historian. I am a sucker for architectural history, especially [...]

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Oct 17 2010

Lucky in Love

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Because I attended a Catholic grammar school (Our Lady of Guadalupe in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn) that, as all parochial schools, was private and did not receive any state or government funding, we were often dispatched on extenuated and cheerless forays out into the public in a quest for its nickels and dimes. This usually included the sale of various candies or ‘chance books,” a cluster of five or ten tickets which entered the owner into a drawing of some sort, for a variety of possible prizes.

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